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Petr Petrovich Sokolov

The Borki Train Disaster

VAT reduced rateUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

80,000 to - 120,000 GBP

Petr Petrovich Sokolov

Petr Petrovich Sokolov

The Borki Train Disaster

The Borki Train Disaster

Estimate:

80,000 to - 120,000 GBP

Petr Petrovich Sokolov

1821 - 1899

The Borki Train Disaster


signed in Cyrillic and dated 1888 l.r.

gouache, gold paint and pencil on paper laid on canvas

Canvas: 102.5 by 144.5cm, 40¼ by 57in.

Framed: 160 by 202cm, 63 by 79½in.


Executed on paper which has been laid down onto canvas. A small tear to the upper left edge has been restored. There is a small tear to the upper right edge and a further tear to the lower right corner. There is a tiny nick to the paper in the upper left. There are a few isolated areas of paint flaking with minor associated losses, most notably to the railway carriage behind the emperor as well as to the black pigment in the foreground. Flecks of dirt can be seen in places, most notably to the sky in the upper left. Framed.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

'Lettres Parisiennes', Journal de Monaco, no.1636, 10 December 1889, mentioned in the text

F.Bulgakov, Nashi khudozhniki, St Petersburg, 1890 (reprinted 2002), p.176 listed as Krushenie tsarskago poezda 17-go oktyabrya 1888 g.

O.Spitsyna, Petr Petrovich Sokolov, Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1953, p.104 listed


Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, 1889
Probably St Petersburg, 1900
St Petersburg, Florida, Museum of Fine Arts, Five Centuries of Russian Art, 12 January - 11 June 1995